The All New Honda Civic R-Line
Honda Civic Type R
- At the 2015 New York Auto Show, it was announced that the Honda Civic Type R will finally be making its way to the United States, much to the rejoicing of enthusiasts who have been itching to get their hands on this sporty model. Honda did not announce a specific release date, but the announcement coincides with Honda’s revel of the 10th generation Civic, so enthusiasts are hopeful that the Honda Civic Type R might make an appearance in 2016. Honda execs have hinted that the release may take some time, as the transfer from the European market to the US market will involve some engineering marvels.
Enthusiasts Waiting for Exciting European Performance
- The Honda Civic Type R, just unveiled in the European market, is getting US drivers excited for its superior performance and a strong return to the Civic’s more sporty roots. 19-inch wheels with ultra-low-profile tires support a sport-tuned suspension and Brembo brakes with 13.8-inch front rotors and 4 piston calipers. A slick +R button boosts the vehicle’s performance by firming up the dampers, tightening steering and sharpening throttle response. The European models boast a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that ramps up to impressive performance specs:
– 306 hp
– 295 pound-feet of torque
– 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds
– Top speed of 168 mph
– 7:50.63 lap on the Nurburgring Nordschleife
Sports Style, Sharp Profile
- The Honda Civic Type R European release shows a new mean look for an old favorite. Smooth and fierce exterior styling combines with red accents and a host of safety features for avid sports drivers. With navigation, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and parking sensors, drivers always have an extra set of eyes on the road. Enhanced audio, dual zone climate control, and rain-sensing windshield wipers are features that Honda enthusiasts hope will also make an appearance on the US model.
- Interiors offer luxury and style, with faux suede seats in black, and red stitching on seating and wheel surfaces. A dedicated instrument cluster offers a truly sports-like feel to the Type R. European Type R models are built on a hatch frame and only come in manual transmission, so the conversion to the US market could take some time as features are fitted to US specifications and automatic transmissions.
An Amped-Up 10th Gen Civic
- While buyers will have to wait to find out a release date for the US Honda Civic Type R, they will be happy to know that the new 10th generation Honda Civic will be available for purchase later this year. Unveiled at the New York Auto Show, this generation is a clear return to the stylish and sporty roots of the Civic, offering a flat and aggressive front end with very slick and sweeping accents along the length of the vehicle. 19-inch wheels feature special low-profile tires, and Honda executives are hinting at awesome interior finishes and features. The 1.5L turbocharged engine will offer plenty of performance for those who can’t wait to hit the road.
Explore Civics New and Old with Headquarter Honda
When you are ready to take a look at the latest Civic models, stop in to Headquarter Honda for a closer look at one of Honda’s best sellers. You can visit us at our Clermont location or plan ahead by calling (800) 497-2294 to schedule a test drive that lets you experience the quality of a Civic for yourself.
**19 city/ 27 highway/ 22 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6-speed automatic. 18 city/ 26 highway/ 21 combined mpg rating for AWD 6-speed automatic. 20 city/ 27 highway/ 23 combined mpg rating for 2WD 9-speed automatic. 19 city/ 26 highway/ 22 combined mpg rating for AWD 9-speed automatic. Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.